Emojong Eripon Loperenye

    EMOJONG ERIPON LOPERENYE

    Wife: Dorcus Awar Eripon

    Children:

    Ruth Nakamatak Emojong (11 years), Jacob Lopala Emojong (8 years)

    Brenda Iroo Emojong (5 years), Martha Lokalei (1 year)

    Adopted Children:

    Apem Ekaran (16 years), Etorite Ekai (1 year)

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Nayada

    Village: Lochodo

    With population of 489, their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming, while some are doing small scale business. The village is known for general worship of idols under the control of demonic spirits, in which, witchdoctors are the mediums. Some common idols of worship in the area are the stars, moon, and charms. The villagers believe these idols to be the source of life and protection.

     

    Church Progress:

    As a result of evangelizing and witnessing by Missionary Emojong Eripon Loperenye, the church members enrollment is increasing rapidly. 48 adults have given their lives to Christ and worship together regularly. The number of born again youth is 25, and there are 50 Sunday School children.

     


    Updates from the field:

    January 2020

    In January, Motivator Emojong shared the Gospel in Nakamane Village, and 10 people put their faith in Christ. There are 9 students in Discipleship Class. 169 members attended services this month. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work. He is planning on doing an outreach in the Village of Narengo in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – My house construction to be completed

     

    Challenges

    – Alcoholism

    – Witchcraft

    – Traditions


    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel in Naipa Village, and 30 people put their faith in Christ and 52 people were baptized. There are 15 students in Discipleship Class. 198 members attended services this month. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work. He is planning on doing an outreach in the Village of Narumosing in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Alcoholism

    – Witchcraft


    November 2019

    In November, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel in Ulukuse Village, and 54 people put their faith in Christ. There are 9 students in Discipleship Class. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – Emojong’s house construction

    – Floods affecting some areas

     

    Challenges

    – Less workers in God’s ministry


    October 2019

    In October, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel with the villagers of Tirikwel, and 7 people gave their lives to Christ. He disciples a class of 10. 237 people met for Sunday services in the mother church and daughter church combined. 3 new members were added to the mother church and 4 new members to the daughter church. He is looking to plant a church in the Village of Narengo in the future. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – Emojong’s house construction

    – Floods affecting some areas

     

    Challenges

    – Less workers in God’s ministry


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel with the villagers of Naipa, and 20 people gave their lives to Christ. He disciples a class of 10. 242 people met for Sunday services in the mother church and daughter church combined. 4 new members were added to the mother church and 5 new members to the daughter church. He is looking to plant a church in the Village of Narengo in the future. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – Emojong’s house construction

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Alcoholism in the area

    – Witchcraft


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel with the villagers of Nakamane, and 17 people gave their lives to Christ. He disciples a class of 20. 213 people met this month for Sunday services in the mother church and daughter church. 5 new members were added to the mother church and 3 new members to the daughter church this month. He is looking to plant a church in the Village of Narengo in the future. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – Emojong’s house construction

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Alcoholism in the area

    – Witchcraft


    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel again with the villagers of Namoru. He disciples a class of 10. He is looking to plant a church in the Village of Narengo in the future. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Emojong shared the Gospel with the villagers of Namoru (pop. 400). 15 people gave their lives to Christ and 7 were baptized. He disciples a class of 25. He is looking to plant a church in the Village of Nakamane in the future. Emojong is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.


    May 2019

    In May, Missionary Emojong gained 9 new members in the mother church. He disciples a class of 12 students, 8 of whom can freely testify to nonbelievers courageously.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Emojong’s house constrution

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Witchcraft

    – Alcoholism


    April 2019

    In April, Missionary Emojong ministed in Namoru Village, and 12 people were saved. An average of 152 believers attended church each Sunday in the mother church. Emojong has 4 evangelists who are trained to help him with his work in the ministry.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Emojong’s house constrution

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Witchcraft

    – Alcoholism


    March 2019

    In March, Missionary Emojong gained 3 new members in the mother church in Lochodo Village. An average of 163 believers attended church each Sunday. 17 people gave their lives to Christ this month. Emojong targets to reach the Nakamane Village in the near future.

    Prayer Needs

    – God to strengthen Emojong to reach the unreached with the Gospel.

    – Emojong’s house constrution

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Witchcraft

    – Alcoholism


    February 2019

    Missionary Emojong is the pastor of the church in Lochodo, where the weekly attendance at services is 138. They added nine new members this month. They did an outreach to the village of Nakamane, where 15 people gave their lives to Christ. There are 14 enrolled in discipleship classes there.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – That the children will be able to attend school

    – Rain

     

    Challenges

    – Traditional cultural beliefs

    – Alcoholism in the area